Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Technique Tuesday...March 31st

woot woot it's Tuesday!!! Time for a new technique... Still playing with Clear Scraps products and Alcohol inks, but this time I added some metallics and some dimensional pearls...

Here is a little sneak peek of a mini album I did using the Clear Scraps Scalloped tag in acrylic and chipboard, but the technique I am sharing today is this clear acrylic decorative frame.

I used the Clear Scraps Acrylic frame, new "Cloudy Blue" alcohol ink from the new "lights" collection, Gold metallic alcohol ink and Gold dimensional pearls. All items are from Ranger.

To get this look continue to read on.

Ink your piece of Acrylic till you have the desired color. I went over it 4 times with the blue ink.

Next shake up your gold metallic alcohol ink and drop a few drops onto your piece of inked acrylic. I wanted a lot of gold so I put several drops on my flower.

Take your felt ink tool and dab the gold ink to spread it around your flower leaving some of the blue to still show through.

Next take your blue ink and drop small drops of ink onto your flower where your blue was showing through so it becomes darker. Let dry

once dry add more blue drops to your blue area on your flower and let dry
(see how the gold has a flaked look)

Here is a close up

Here is another view from a different angle

I wanted my blue just a tad bit darker so I added another drop of blue ink to my blue areas.

Once dry I took the gold dimensional pearls and added some dots and lines to the edge and center of my flower. This step will take about 30 min to dry fully.

Then I took my altered acrylic flower and added it to the center of my card where it can be the center of attention.

I totally love the look of it. It's a bit funky and well if you know me you know that I like the funky kinda stuff...

I hope you like this technique. Not sure what it's called or if anyone else has used it in the past, but I like it. I would love to see what you do with this technique so be sure to link me up.

Hugs and Happy Tuesday to yall...

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Pamela said...

Awesome! Love your work!

Bev said...

my goodness, girl! Do you sleep??? Did you go home and scrap all night? LOL. Glad you are joining us on Mondays! It is a fun time.

happydays525 said...

Very cool, thanks for the step-by-step!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! Isn't it fun to play and see what will happen???